House Republicans seek to overturn federal drilling ban

06/13/2010 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, has announced that he will introduce a bill to repeal the federal government's six-month ban on deepwater drilling. "The Obama administration decision to have what they call a temporary moratorium is exactly the wrong medicine. Tens of thousands of jobs depend on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico," said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas.

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